Mason makes significant gains in Times Higher Ed rankings

George Mason University took significant leaps in the latest Times Higher Education World University rankings by subjects, released Wednesday.

Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School is ranked 44th globally, up 21 places from last year. Mason is also ranked 17th among law schools in the United States, up from 22nd.

Mason’s Education program is ranked in the 151-175 block, up from 201-250 last year. Social Sciences is ranked in the 201-250 block, up from 251-300, and Business and Economics is ranked in the 251-300 block, up from 301-400.

Times Higher Ed provides individual place rankings for only the top 100 institutions in each category.

"We are proud of the significant jumps in our Times Higher Ed rankings, which recognizes the research and scholarly contributions of our outstanding faculty and students,” Mason Provost S. David Wu said. “The overall rise in international recognition is a clear indication of Mason’s quality and impact as a top-tier research institution."

Times Higher Education used 13 calibrated performance indicators grouped into five areas to make its assessment. The areas are teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry income (knowledge transfer).